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HAGER CITY -- When Herman Kreig became the Pierce County Sheriff's Department K-9 Officer in 2004, he had a list of things he wanted done to enhance the department. Near the top of the list was a training facility for "Packer," the department's K-9, in Pierce County because, in the past, K-9 officers would have to leave the county to train. That vision became reality last week as Pierce County, along with other K-9 officers from around the area, helped commission the Pierce County Sheriff's Department K-9 training facility behind the Border Lounge in Hager City. The facility, also known as
PRESCOTT -- Johnny Solomon was searching for a new place to live and settled on San Diego, Calif. With a fully packed car, Solomon was on his quest. A glitch developed: after 15-20 minutes, Solomon realized being in a car for that long would drive him nuts, so plan B came about. Solomon came upon Prescott and found the city to his liking, as he found a home and was able to teach guitar lessons. He also helped out part-time at Strawberry Fields, an eatery that specialized in deli items. When that business closed, Solomon grew intrigued with the location, as cooking besides music was anothe
When Dave Gavin presented his art work at a show in New Richmond a couple of years ago, one of the requirements he had was to give a speech on it. Afterwards, a couple of people were so impressed with Gavin's presentation, they wanted to compliment him on it. "They asked me how many times I said it," the normally quiet Gavin said. "I replied I only said it once." Now, Gavin, a Beldenville resident, gets to do it again, as he and son Jesse's work will be featured at the Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center in Prescott for the next seven weeks, starting this weekend.
PRESCOTT -- As a youngster, Gina Citoli didn't like the world around her. "Growing up in the threat of modern war, it seemed to me there had to be a better way," she said. That started her interest in the environment, initially focusing on interests such as herbology and organic foods, but eventually taking it one step further. The results on what she found startled her. "We need to show there is a different way than from what there is now," she said. Citoli is doing her part, as she is presenting "A Cabaret of Consciousness," an one-woman musical,at 2 p.m.
With Ellsworth Village Board membership staying the same after the recent election, few changes were announced at last Tuesday's board organizational meeting. The board approved the following committee recommendations for the 2008-2009 year (*chairperson): Finance, Purchase and Buildings, Curt Wandmacher*, Neil Gulbranson, David Deiss; Health, License and Welfare, Dick Hines*, Rick Sweig, Wandmacher; Public Safety, Gulbranson* (Fire Association rep.), Sweig (Ambulance rep.), Hines; Parks, Recreation, Development, Sweig, Kenny Manfred, Deiss; Salary and Labor, Gulbranson*, Sweig, Hines; Street
There are many traditional signs of spring, including the return of leaves on trees, rivers and lakes being ice-free or the migration of animals such as a robin or the bald eagle. Around Pierce County, another sign spring has sprung is the sound of hundreds of motorcycles cruising down Hwy. 35. That's because for the 43rd year, the Spring Flood Run is scheduled for this Saturday. The run will begin at 8 a.m. from The Beach Club at Lake St. Croix Beach, Minn., and will make its way into Prescott about 10:30 a.m. The first flood run was in 1965, going down Minn. Hwy.
It was said when Pierce County was awarded the 2010 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days (WFTD), a substantial amount of volunteers would be needed. "You'll find you get to know people in one part of the county you never knew," WFTD General Manager Glenn Thompson said last fall during an introductory meeting. "There would be different parts of the county that interlock with each other." Now, with each passing day leading to July 20-22, 2010, the dates for WFTD, 1,400-1,600 volunteers are needed to serve on 21 committees. Those committees and a partial description of each are: --Admissions.
Last month's Ellsworth Village Board meeting was the opening act in a debate over whether ultimate fighting would be allowed in the village. Monday night was the main event, as an ordinance was on the agenda to prohibit the sport on any village-owned property or premises. It all started last month as Jason Marks, owner of Broz Bar, came to the board asking for a time change on a street dance July 12, so he could have ultimate fighting before the dance. The request was denied.
It is a ritual that people have probably done hundreds of times. After a long winter (especially like this one), people get in the mood to do some cleaning to their house, whether inside or outside. Upon cleaning, if one comes upon household items such as pool chemicals, glue and disinfectants and they no longer have a use for them, a solution can be found. Locally, the crew at the Pierce County Solid Waste/Recycling Center will gladly take those items and more as part of its annual spring clean sweep set for 8 a.m.-12 p.m. April 19 at its location, 707 N. Maple St.
Sunday nights at Furlong's Grill and Saloon, the following question can be heard throughout the Ellsworth bar: "Deal or No Deal?" For the last month, the tavern has run "Deal or No Furlong's Deal?", their version of the popular game show currently seen on broadcast television. The saloon got the idea from Steven Hamilton, who runs an entertainment business out of the Twin Cities.